Judith Bishop was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1972. Her poems have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship in Poetry (2002-2004), an Academy of American Poets Prize (2004), and the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize (2006). She has postgraduate degrees in French literature (MPhil., University of Cambridge), Writing (M.F.A. (Poetry), Washington University in St Louis) and Linguistics (PhD., University of Melbourne). Her PhD dissertation was the first doctoral-length study of intonation in an Australian Aboriginal language. She has published short translations from the Swiss-born French poet Philippe Jaccottet and French poet and essayist Gérard Macé, and she is working on a book-length translation from Gérard Macé. She is principal linguistic officer at Appen Butler Hill in Sydney.